This Citizen Science Project Will Help Your Student Identify the Biodiversity in Their Own Backyard

Topics: Citizen Science, Observing Nature, Life Science| Type: Outdoor Learning

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity. Your BioBlitz can happen in any geography—urban, rural, or suburban—in areas as small as a backyard or as large as a country.

Materials

  • Device to Record and Upload Photos
  • Notepad to Record Your Findings
  • iNaturalist App
  • Printables (optional)